In the Name of the Father: Conceptualising Pater Familias in the Letters of William the Silent's Children

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Abstract

For much of their childhood and adult life, the twelve surviving children of William the Silent were separated linguistically and geographically. Many of the children forged important relationships with male primary carers who were not their biological parents. This paper explores the children's correspondence with their biological father William and with paternal figures to understand competing forms of familial authority among William's children. This paper places particular interest on analysis of the gendered negotiation of paternal bonds in the letters of William's sons and daughters, as they established multiple relationships with father figures during their childhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1130-1166
JournalRenaissance Quarterly
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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